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Wind Turbine Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Wind Turbine Technicians earn an average of $20.19 per hour. The particular firm and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Wind Turbine Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,867 - $68,290
(Median)
$36K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,474
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$16.28 - $25.96
(Median)
$16
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,867 - $68,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,910  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,487 - $71,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.28 - $25.96  
   
Overtime
$21.58 - $38.61  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,910  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,487 - $71,412  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231

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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Since many large corporations and small venture companies are focusing on renewable energy sources, wind turbine technicians have a great work outlook for the coming years. They identify, inspect, maintain, and repair wind turbines for quality control. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor’s employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.

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NextEra Energy, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $58K.


Wind Turbine Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Industrial Hydraulics and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Experience with Electronic Troubleshooting is often linked with knowledge of Industrial Hydraulics.

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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Industrial Hydraulics
up arrow 8%

Electronic Troubleshooting
up arrow 7%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 10%
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